ISSUE THEME: ELEMENTS
FIRE, WATER, EARTH, AIR. JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO TEMPER THE UNTAMEABLE FORCES OF NATURE, THE BASIC ELEMENTS THAT PERMEATE EVERYTHING IN OUR WORLD!
SOFFA issue 17 conceals within itself the characteristics of the four basic elements – fire, water, earth and air. The issue examines the basic elements of our world from all angles: through alchemy, through the latest in technological developments, through our senses and personalities, and through astrological signs. Where else to go for our travel feature in an issue devoted to elements than to Iceland, the spectacular land of fire, ice, volcanoes and waterfalls? The theme of volcanoes and the elements of fire and water return in the story about Paul Tvaroh and his artistic skill of mixing unconventional cocktails. The earth element is best represented in our report on a hunt for truffles, which comes complete with a scrumptious truffle recipe. Ballet presented as a captivating and extreme interplay of elements is a photo story you must not miss, as is the minimalist gallery of unorthodox jewellery created from fire, water and other elements by studio Zorya. The issue would not be complete without the dramatic fashion story Elements of Her, in which we play with light and darkness, or the article about a French flat that resembles a cabinet of curiosities. And because SOFFA is a Czech magazine, we had to include a beer guide!